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Mother Teresa Jr.

| Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2004

I took my 3-year-old son to see Teresa Heinz Kerry speak at the Teamsters Temple in Lawrenceville on Monday.

We were sitting with a group of about six mothers with small children. Our seats were along the aisle Mrs. Kerry used to get to the stage.

On her way to the stage, Mrs. Kerry took the time to stop and greet our children. Mrs. Kerry's manner with the children was something really special. She shook hands with my friend's child; then she let my son give her a high-five. She smiled and talked to the children. She communicated a genuine sense of warmth and good humor.

I will always remember how this busy lady, on her way to make an important speech to hundreds of people, nevertheless took the time to pause and play with a group of tired preschoolers. It meant a lot to us. She's going to be a fabulous first lady.

Rebecca O'Connell
Lawrenceville

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